Government of India
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
4, Recruitment Section – IV, th floor, Central Complex
Ð Trombay, Mumbai - 400 085
Visiting Scientist Positions in Physics Discipline (Maximum 4 Nos.)
Applications are invited from scientists having PhD and having flair for contributing by way of R&D
in identified areas and willing to work in our laboratories with advanced facilities on short term basis for appointment as “Visiting Scientist” in the Physics stream as per the areas given in the Annexure-A.
The terms and conditions for appointment of Visiting Scientist are as follows:
1. The tenure of appointment of Visiting Scientist in this Research Centre will be initially for a
period of one year, which may be extended further for a maximum of one more year
depending on the requirement/duration of the project, undertaken in the first year.
and/or review of the work
2. Performance of Visiting Scientist will be continuously assessed during the tenure of his
appointment and continuation shall be subject to satisfactory performance throughout at the discretion of BARC.
3. The amount of honorarium will range from `60,000 to `75,000/- p.m. to Senior Level Visiting Scientists and from `30,000 to `55,000 to Middle Level Visiting Scientists depending on the qualification, experience, status and eminence of the Visiting Scientists.
4. Only bachelor accommodation may be provided in the Guest House/Hostel of BARC on
payment of admissible charges subject to availability of accommodation. In case it is not possible to provide any accommodation, he/she will be entitled for HRA at the prescribed rates.
5. No travelling allowance shall be admissible for journey undertaken for joining the Centre as
6. Appointment as Visiting Scientist is purely temporary and can be terminated by 2 month’s
notice from either side.
7. He/She shall submit a declaration in the prescribed form(copy enclosed) regarding the marital status.
8. He/She shall take an oath or make a solemn affirmation of allegiance to the Constitution of India and also take an oath of secrecy.
9. He/She will not be entitled for any additional payment.
10. He/She will be allowed to use Departmental bus facility on payment subject to availability of seats.
11. The leave entitlements will be as given below:
a. 8 days Casual Leave for one year and proportionate number of days in case assignment is less than one year; and
b. 2½ days earned leave for each completed calendar month.
12. Regular attendance is compulsory failing which proportionate amount of honorarium will be deducted.
13. He/She shall apply for leave without pay in advance, for any unavoidable personal reasons.
14. He/She will be entitled for medical facilities under the Contributory Health Services Scheme(CHSS) of the Department for self and family(as per CHSS rules) on payment of prescribed contribution without reference to the honorarium payable. (Option once exercised will be treated as final during the term of his/her engagement in this Research Centre).
15. The offer of appointment is subject to being found medically fit. Your medical examination will be conducted before joining.
16. The offer will be valid subject to satisfactory verification of his/her Character and
Antecedents by District Authorities concerned and Intelligence Bureau.
17. The appointment shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Centre as may be in force from time to time.
18. In case of his/her employment is in any Central/State Government/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking and contractual obligation in private companies he/she should bring relieving order from the employer without which he/she will not be allowed to join the present appointment or parent institute must provide “Sabbatical” to the faculty.
Interested candidates may apply in the enclosed format and completed filled application may be sent to Deputy Establishment Officer, Recruitment Section – IV, 4th Floor, Central Complex, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai-400 085 on or before 31.10.2014.
Annexure - A
Physics Group- Requirement of Visiting Scientists- 2014
A-1. Development of mass spectrometers: We are involved in development of mass spectrometers as Thermal ionization mass spectrometer, Quadrupole mass spectrometer and gas based mass spectrometers etc. A person with experience in electron/ ion optics and analytical instruments based on High vacuum may be useful for this activity.
A.2. Development of Nuclear detectors: We are involved in growth of semiconductor single crystals and fabrication of p-i-n type of devices. Work involves crystal growth, diffusion, ion-implantation etc. Person with experience in semiconductor technology/crystal growth may be suitable for this activity.
A-3. Solid state devices: Development of devices and materials such as thermoelectric devices, dosimetry materials, organic and dye sensitized solar cells and gas/bio sensors is being carried out. Thermoelectric devices based on PbTe and SiGe have been made and new materials with possibility of better efficiency are being investigated. Organic and Dye sensitized solar cells have been made upto 5% efficiency and further work to improve efficiency is being carried out.
A-4. Infrared absorption based sensors: Development of infrared absorption based mass spectrometers for isotope ratio analysis and detection of gases has been taken up. Experience needed for this work is optical and spectroscopy technique, laser spectroscopy and instrumentation etc.
B-1. Design & development of optical components & instruments (1):
The visiting scientist will participate in the ongoing R&D activities at BARC- Vizag for development of resonant waveguide based super-notch optical filters and development of grating structures for IR applications. The work involves systematic characterization of optical properties of waveguide layers and fabrication of grating structures and achieving resonant optical filtering functions.
B-2. Design & development of optical components & instruments (2):
The visiting scientist will participate in the ongoing R&D activities of the optics laboratories at BARC-Vizag, in the optimization and utilization of time & Fourier domain optical coherence tomography setups for depth-resolved imaging of highly scattering media. Establishment of common path FDOCT interferometer and exploring novel contrast enhancing mechanisms and ultra-sensitive measurements of refractive index changes will also be carried out for investigating inhomogenities of optical materials.
The visiting scientist would be involved in various R&D activities pertaining
photoelectron spectroscopy research programs of the Division at RRCAT, Indore. This would particularly be linked to solid-state and condensed matter related research domains. In this context, angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, an excellent methodology for depth selection, will be utilized in probing depth profile of multilayer thin film structure non-destructively. Besides, the composition and stoichiometry in refractory binary and ternary composite oxide structures in bulk and at the interfaces will be investigated. This technique will also be extended to characterize quasi-Rugate structure by investigating the band structure and Fermi surface evolutions
B-4. Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Spectrometry The Division has an indigenous experimental facility to characterize inorganic, organic and bio-molecules in gas as well as condensed matter phases using laser based mass spectrometric methods such as laser desorption/ionization (LDI) and matrix assisted laser desorption/ ionization (MALDI) technique. The work also involves the development of new laser based analytical methods to investigate the fluorescence/ polarization characteristics of bio and other molecules in solution and also at inter phases. The combination of both the experimental results and theoretical modelling provides better insight about the intrinsic interaction exist between the biomolecules and ligands. This program would provide excellent career growth to the young research scientists with dedicative interests in the field.
C-1. X-ray diffraction experiments using Indus-2 beamlines (for high pressure and macromolecular studies).
C-2. Spectroscopic experiments at high pressures (employing FTIR, Brillouin and resonant Raman scattering techniques).
C-3. High temperature experiments at high pressure (using internal and laser heating methods).
D-1. Investigation of structure and dynamics of multiferroic materials using neutron scattering experiments and computation.
D-2. Magnetic structures and their role on the physical properties of multiferroics: Neutron Scattering and susceptibility studies.
D-3. Stochastic Dynamics in condensed matter which includes transport in confined media such as zeolites/molecular sieves, porous system, clay etc: Neutron Scattering and Computer Simulation Studies.
D-4. Structure and dynamics in soft matter systems: self-assembled molecular aggregates viz. Micelles, vesicles, lipid membranes, proteins etc.
D-5. Mesoscopic structure and correlation at the length scale of 1-1000 nm in nano- structured hierarchical micro-granules composite: small-angle scattering and microscopy studies.
D-6. “Structure-function based engineering of bacterial phosphatases for bioremediation of heavy metal-waste.
E-1. Physics and technology of high intensity proton accelerators: involving beam dynamics studies under space charge conditions, design and development of high current ion source, Radio frequency(RF) systems, normal and super conducting accelerating structures and their characterization.
F-1. Development of Tomography System: X-ray and Neutron Tomography, Microtomography with Microfocus source and with Imaging beamline at INDUS-2
Synchroton, Algorithm development for phase tomography, Holotomography<
Neutron and X-ray detector development, characterization of tomography images, 3D Visualization, Emission tomography.
F-2. Compact Neutron Generator Development: Development of high voltage power supply, ion sources, focusing optics for ion beam, Application of neutron generators for explosive detection, spectrum analysis and decision making algorithm, associated practice imaging.
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